Captain Son, Who Returned to his Team, “Heavy Steps, Captain was not Enough”
Son Heung-min Tottenham, the “captain” of the Korean national soccer team, who failed to win the 2023 Asian Football Confederation AFC Asian Cup for the first time in 64 years, bowed his head to fans once again as he returned to his team.
Son Heung-min wrote on his Instagram account on the 8th, “As we played the Asian Cup that many people had been looking forward to, we were too late to say thank you as we were all focused on the game,” adding, “I felt heavy and sad to return to London after the game, but I arrived safely. I think I wasn’t good enough as captain, and I didn’t lead the team well.”
He continued, “I was so proud to be a Korean soccer player because you gave me so much love and support despite this situation. Thank you and I’m sorry.”
The national team was completely defeated by Jordan 0-2 in the semifinals of the tournament held at Ahmad Bin Ali Stadium in Alayan, Qatar, on the 7th, stopping its first championship challenge in 64 years. After the match against Jordan, Son Heung-min met with reporters and said, “I’m so sorry to the players, and I’m so sorry to our fans and the Korean people because we couldn’t bring the results we wanted despite the sacrifices and dedication of many players.”
Son Heung-min, who scored three goals 1 free kick and 2 penalty kicks in this tournament, will prepare for the 2023-2024 English Premier League round 24 home game against Brighton and Hove Albion scheduled for midnight on the 11th. 토토사이트